At the moment, ALMAH continues working at the third studio album, the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). This week, the band has started to work at the guitar parts. Brazilian journalist, Felix Briano from Fullrock.com has got a few answers from ALMAH’s guitarist Marcelo Barbosa about how the work at the new material is going on.
First, the journalist asked how much the new stuff can be compared with the first Almah’s CD made as a solo-album of Edu Falaschi (while the 2nd one, Fragile Equality was a result of a real band work): “In some parts, - told Barbosa – but we won’t abandon the technical side which is one of the most important features of the band. That time the songs themselves were the central point of the attention and the arragements permeated them with some temperance, which doesn’t appear so much in Fragile Equality - the album that I adore. But now it’s a different moment and since we express in the music the way we think and the way we live at the moment, it couldn’t be the same”.
You live in Brasília and the rest of the guys are from São Paulo and Caxias do Sul, all the places are in different states in the country with a very big territory. How did the composing become possible in such conditions?
“This time it has been a little bit different. It’s been a bit faster than in case of the previous CD. We started to exchange some ideas through the Internet. When we had got enough material, we set up an appointmemt and spent almost a week in São Paulo in order to finalize the songs and the arrangements for the new album and right after that Moreira entered the studio to record the drums. This part has already been finished and this week we start to record the guitars, acoustic guitars and the bass".
Where are you recording the new album, in which studio?
“We have choosen the same one where we made Fragile Equality. Norcal is a studio with excellent equipment, technical staff, organization and where we are very welcome. With old partners by our side the whole process becomes easier and more agile. The main difference is the fact that this time the album will be mixed in Europe".
We are talking about the album without using any certain name, did you define the title of the new Almah’s effort?
“Not yet. Everything is happening very very fast and we will fill the gaps during the recording. We have been waiting for some break in Angra’s schedule to have a space to go on with Almah. And when it happened we immediately caught this opportunity! :) Every one of us is really excited with all this stuff that our fans would like to get to know, and these details will be announced soon, for sure".
The original text in Portuguese you can find here.
ALMAH is: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The band entered the Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on 2th of May. The release of the album, as-yet-untitled, is planned for September 2011 worldwide. According to the previous messages of the musicians, the new CD will be heavy and up-to-date. And it will include 10 songs.